Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The PADI IDC Indonesia August 2016 | Instructor Development Course Gili Islands

Join Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod on the IDC Gili Islands in August 2016 and become a scuba diving Instructor at the first ever PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) to be established in the Gili Islands and the entire Lombok region.

The Instructor Development Program is actually made up of two parts; the PADI Instructor Development Course and the Pre-IDC preparation course which is conducted before the IDC. The August preparation workshops take place over a 5 day period and start on the 8th August and is immediately followed by the PADI IDC Course starting on the 13th August. All candidates are strongly advised to arrive on the 8th so as to take full advantage of the entire program and be fully prepared for the Instructor Examination. Having previously won the PADI “Outstanding Contribution to Professional Development” Award the program has been recognized and praised throughout the diving industry.
The program is fully conducted by PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who is recognized within the diving industry as a global leader in professional scuba diving Instructor level training and has received multiple awards for her personal contribution to the industry including the PADI Elite Instructor and Frequent Trainer Awards. The PADI Elite Instructor Awards Program is designed to recognize instructors who have issued a certain number of certifications within a particular year and come in the form of 50,100,150,200,250,300 certifications. In 2015 Holly issued nearly 500 certifications and therefore received the “Elite-300” Award; the highest possible level within this award program. The Frequent Trainer Award Program recognizes PADI Course Directors for their contribution to instructor level training and is awarded based on professionalism, commitment, training standards and overall number of certifications and continuing education conversions. The Frequent Trainer Award Program categorizes PADI Course Directors into three categories; the “Gold”, “Silver” and “Platinum” Status Awards. Holly received the “Platinum Status” Award; the highest possible category.

The program takes place at the only PADI 5 Star IDC CDC Center  in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia which is the largest of the three islands commonly referred to as the Gili’s situated off the North West Coast of Lombok and is easily located by fast boat from the island of Bali. The Gili Islands are a rapidly growing tourist destination and therefore the dive industry is also rapidly expanding with a growing number of people looking to take their entry level dive courses. Conversely dive centers are always on the lookout for new instructors to cater for the influx of new student divers.

If the August Program is inconvenient there are plenty of opportunities to join the program…..

There are many ways to find out more about the program. To see all of the latest news, updates and progress of current courses the PADI IDC Facebook Indonesia Fan page offers all of the latest information about the program. If you’re looking to find out what previous candidates thought of the program check out the PADI IDC Gili Reviews on TripAdvisor. For more information contact Platinum PADI Course Director HollyMacleod directly…..


Monday, 1 February 2016

2016 on the PADI IDC Indonesia with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod

Are you looking to take your PADI IDC in the Gili Islands and gain a new rewarding and successful career as a PADI Diving Instructor?

The PADI IDC Indonesia program offers some of the very best training available within industry. During the program candidates will develop the knowledge and skills over and above that generally reqired when starting out in the recreational diving industry. Check out some of the graduates from 2015.
The course is conducted over an 11 day period and teaches professional divers all about how to teach the full range of PADI programs and courses and the standards and procedures that apply to specific programs. The course is a combination of Classroom, Confined Water and Open Water Sessions.
The program also includes a free 5 day pre-IDC preparation course which is designed to refresh the knowledge and skills learnt during the Divemaster Course and prepare candidates for a smooth transition in the Instructor Course. All candidates looking to join the program are strongly advised to attend to pre-IDC preparation course so as to get the best from their training.
The philosophy of our Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director is to provide the highest possible standard of professional diving education in a challenging, fun and easy to understand way giving dive professionals everything they need to make the perfect start as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. The program is conducted at the first ever PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) established in the Gili Islands. Check out our world-class facilities.

If your looking to join the program check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands 2016 Schedule for future start dates.
If you’re looking for a real career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor the PADI IDC Gili Islands is definitely the place to start. Courses take place at Trawangan Dive; the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan and Instructor level training is entirely conducted by Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod. For more information on the course including all the latest updates check out the PADI IDC Indonesia Group on Facebook.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Premier PADI IDC Gili Islands Career | Platinum Course Director and CDC Center

Get the best possible start as a scuba diving instructor with the PADI IDC Indonesia and Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod. There is no better start to developing a rewarding and successful career in the recreational diving industry.

The program is fully conducted by Platinum rated PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who has a reputation for success and excellence having won Multiple Awards for her Instructor training programs. The course takes place at Trawangan Dive; the first ever established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands, Indonesia.

If joining the program it is highly recommended that candidates take the pre-IDC preparation course which is basically designed to review the skills and knowledge from the Divemaster Course. During the preparation program candidates will review the 5 dive theory components which are Physics, Physiology, Skills and Environment, RDP and Equipment. During the preparation period candidates will also practice some confined water skills.
On the actual PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidates will learn the entire PADI IDC syllabus and also some additional units designed to make the best for their new career. The course will take place in the Classroom, Confined Water (swimming pool) and Open Water.
During classroom sessions candidates will take part in a series of presentations and workshops including Marketing, The 4 E’s Sales Workshop, The Business of Diving, Risk Management, Diver Acquisition, Diver Retention and a range of presentations on course conduct, covering the entire range of PADI programs. During the classroom session’s candidates will also prepare for the PADI Examinations by way of practice exams and review the PADI Standards and Procedures that apply to each PADI program. Candidates will also be evaluated on their individual knowledge Development Teaching Presentations.

Confined Water sessions are conducted in the onsite training pool. A range of workshops are conducted in confined water including the Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Workshop, The Rescue Workshop, The Skill Circuit Workshop and the Rescue Exercise 7 Practice. Also there will be many scheduled Confined Water Presentation sessions whereby candidates will be assessed on their individual confined water teaching presentations.

Open Water teaching presentations will be conducted on the purpose built training sites around the Gili Islands. During the Open Water Sessions candidates will take part in a variety of open water workshops including The CESA and Descent Workshops, Student Control, Rescue Workshops, additional Skills Workshops, The Adventures in Diving Workshop. Candidates will also present and conduct their Open Water Teaching Presentations whilst being evaluated by Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod. There will also be plenty of time in open water to practice and develop their Rescue Exercise demonstration and any other skills that candidates wish to work on.

There are plenty of opportunities during 2016 to join the PADI IDC in the Gili Islands, Indonesia…

To find out the latest new and updates from the program check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands Facebook Fan page. If you wish to find about more about the program view the latest PADI IDC Indonesia Video or contact Platinum PADI Course Director Directly.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Elite Platinum Course Director Holly Macleod PADI IDC Indonesia – Gili Islands

A big congratulations to multi award winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod for all of her achievements in the Gili Islands in 2015. As well as the multiple awards already received such as “The Platinum Course Director” Award, the “Commitment to Instructor Development” Award and the “PADI Career Development Center” Status Award our PADI Course Director has also received the “PADI Elite 300 Instructor” Award.

What does this mean in the Gili Islands for the PADI IDC Indonesia?

The PADI Elite Instructor award program was introduced in 2014 to recognize the most active Instructors working within the dive industry today. The award is given to PADI Instructors and above based on the amount of divers you certify within a year. Our Platinum PADI Course Director certified more than 300 Instructor over the course of 2014 and in recognition was awarded the “Elite 300” award.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is conducted each and every month at Trawangan Dive; the first ever established PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands. Today the dive center remains the only Career Development Center on Gili Trawangan and boasts dedicated Instructor training facilities including classroom, swimming pool and a dedicated boat.

As well as working towards getting the best scores possible in the Instructor Examination and preparing for a life and career in the dive industry, students will benefit from the “real life” experience of our Course Director who has worked within the industry for approximately 12 years and travelled around the world teaching the various PADI programs. Candidates can expect to gain first-hand knowledge of the industry and an insight to what it is like working within particular job roles and how their work system, responsibilities or schedule can be different by working within specific regions of the world.

If you are thinking about becoming a scuba diving Instructor there is no better place to train. The course is offered every single month at Trawangan Dive; world class premier PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in the Gili Islands Indonesia. The entire program start to finish is conducted by highly experienced Elite Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod who has an international reputation for providing a quality educational experience and developing her candidates in a way that not only gains them extremely high scores on the PADI Instructor Examination (I.E) but give them the confidence to go and develop a rewarding and challenging career “teaching the world to dive”.

If your looking to find out more about the program than our Original PADI IDC Indonesia Facebook Page offers all the information about what has been going on during each course for the past few years including photos, updates etc.; and it is a great way to see how past candidates got on and where they are now. Another great way to check out the course is to watch the promotionalPADI IDC Indonesia video, which can also be found on our YouTube channel.

If you wish to go further and find out more about start dates, schedules, costs etc, or to discuss your current level of training and future aspirations our Course Director Holly can be contacted directly on idc@trawangandive.com

Friday, 3 April 2015

PADI IDC Gili Islands | Komodo Diving | Indonesia

Recently our PADI IDC team traveled from the Gili Islands to Labuan Bajo for a diving excursion. The Gili Islands offer some great dive sites and is a fantastic place to take a dive course, but Komodo National Park offers everything
Of course everybody wants to see Manta Ray and Indonesia has no shortage of these magnificent creatures. Manta Rays can be found in abundance in Komodo National Park. But it’s not just Manta Rays; a variety sharks, tuna, barracuda, sweetlips and sometimes other not so common species can be found swimming around alongside the rays. As well as the larger species passing by, there is an abundance of reef dwellers living amongst pristine coral reefs. Amongst the coral reef the usual suspects can be found including octopus, cuttlefish, blue spotted rays, ribbon eels, moray eels, sweetlips, grouper, mantis shrimp and anemone fish.

As well as the larger species and reef inhabitants the are also many macro sites offering some amazing creatures including frogfish, flatworms, a huge variety of pipefish, multiple species of nudibranchs, many types of crab and leaf fish.

In general Komodo National Park offers some of the best diving conditions available. Amongst the strong turbulent currents you will find nutrient rich pristine coral reef formations which attract a huge array of marine life. It is usually suggested that divers are at least an Advanced level certification with some diving experience.

So Komodo is the perfect place to dive, whereas the Gili Islands are the perfect place to take dive training of all levels from entry level to instructor. The PADI IDCIndonesia program offers the very best of PADI Instructor level training available. To see last years graduates check out the PADI IDC Gili Islands Slideshow.

For more information on professional dive training or Komodo diving exvursions contact our GoProteam.